Marc Trestman came to Baltimore to follow in the footsteps of Gary Kubiak, Jim Caldwell, and Cam Cameron as former head coaches finding their roots as offensive gurus. Trestman has been hands on this offseason already and his past gives us a lot of insight into his future.
With Marc Trestman arriving in Baltimore for the Offensive Coordinator position means two things in my book:
- Our bigger receivers will be expected to block more than they have been asked before
- The backfield will become a dual threat attack of not only great rushing technique behind a zone blocking scheme, but also a pass-catching threat that will be utilized frequently.
While some only know Marc Trestman from his stint in head coaching for Chicago, most don't know his great play-calling as an offensive coordinator in the National Football League. From bringing the Raiders to the Super Bowl in 2002, to all but guaranteeing his running backs have 50 catches every season (not him saying it, but instead his RB's statistics when coaching).
Some are skeptical of Trestman, but time and again Harbaugh & Co. have already promised that the great playbook of last season is hardly touched on, and will be only tweaked to an even higher degree. The Zone Blocking Scheme this year will be just as dominant, the running game just as solid, and the passing attack only more lethal. No negative marks so far from me.
Just last season with the Bears Trestman helped Matt Forte get 102 catches, over 1,800 total yards, and also 10 total touchdowns. Forte had over 1,000 yards on the ground, and 808 yards receiving. If Forsett puts up these numbers sign me up, I'm ready. But with the studded offensive line I believe Justin Forsett could even eclipse the 2K total yards mark if given the opportunity.